School Resource Officers SRO

SRO's are currently assigned to the police districts in which their schools are located.  Each district now directly manages their SRO's, allowing for effective use of neighborhood team policing where SRO's may efficiently tap those resources at their station to address juvenile issues.
All youth related inquiries should be directed to your district police station.


Mission Statement

School Resource Officers of the SFPD are dedicated to working with the SFUSD to ensure a safer learning environment, provide valuable resources to school staff, teachers and youth to prevent and solve problems within the school and community and foster positive relationships between youth and police officers.

School Resource Officers

The School Resource Officers (SRO's) have worked within the city for 10 years. SRO's were initially funded bt a U.S. Department of Justice Cops-in Schools grant which ended April 2009.  Absent federal monies, SFPD continues its commitment to the youth of San Francisco by currently assigning 19 officers as SRO's.

SRO's are community police officers within specific schools who work to build trusting relationships with youth, school staff and the community to create safer schools.

Upon request to district police stations, SRO's are available to provide presentations, attend meetings and safety events.

SRO Benefits
  • Improved relationships with youth, parents, staff and community.
  • Safer schools.
  • Better collaboration and communication among law enforcement, students and staff.
  • Positive access to youth in the role of a mentor.
  • Enhanced learning environment, using law related educational curriculum.

SRO's have a profound impact on youth and their schools

Provide home visits

Refer students and families to community resources

Provide truancy prevention & intervention

Conduct professional development presentations for faculty and staff

Provide classroom safety education presentation

Counsel students and facilitate conflict mediation

Provide support to students

Participate in Student Assistance Program (SAP) meetings

Provide substance abuse and violence prevention education

Support counseling staff

Provide school site security surveys

Attend field trips